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SWANSEA.—A requisition to the Mayor having been got up at this place, and signed with con- siderable canvassing by sixty three persons, to call a public meeting, on the 27th ult., for the purpose of addressing her Majesty "on the great firmness displayed in defence of the prerogative of the throne on a late occasion" the meeting wa«he)daccording)y,and,itisscarcetycredibe, 28 persons only attended, not half the num- ber that signed the requisition. Swansea is re- presented by the brother of the Master General of the Ordnance, who came down a few days a few days previously to the requisition, but left before the meeting took place. We shall, doubtless, in a short time hear that an address, numerously signed, has been presented (o her Most Gracious Majesty from Swansea. Two QUESTIONS PROPOSED ny Q.-If the numher 8 be left out of the 9 dibits, and the remaining figures in the consecutive order be multiplied by 9, or a multiple of 9. The product will be a repetition of the same figure; how may such result be accounted for, and why is the number 8 necessarily omitted.— A pendulum vibrates as often m half a minute as it is inches ill IClIgth. Query: What is that length ? MELANCHOLY SVICIDE.-An inquest was held on Sunday morning last, the 26th ult at the Golden Lion Inn, High-street, Swansea, before diaries Collins, Esq., coroner, on a view of the body of Win. Hrook- man, a native of the vicinity of Bristol. The deceased was a very respectable man; he had been suffering from ill-health for some time previous. He was re- commended by his surgeon to visit Swansea for the benefit of the sea air, where be arrived on Saturday afternoon, accompanied by his son, a young man about three-and-twenty. Tliey took up their residence at the house of Mr Walker, baker, High-street, (where the son had been residing on a former visit,) and retired together. Early or Sunday mortling tile SOil awoke, when, not finding his father beside hilll, he arose, and to his great alarlll, found him suspended by bis handkerchief to the bed post. The jury returned a verdict of" Tcmporary insanity." H. S. COKE, ESQ., was last week unanimously appointed clerk to the magistrates in the hundred of Neath, and town clerk of the borough of Neath, in the room of his late partner, David Powell, Esq., deceased. RAILWAY TBAVEH.ING—To persons who have been in the habit of travelling along the great English lines of railway, it is quite unnecessary to refute the assertion that the convenience of the passengers is not attended to. The luxury of travelling is a journey it) the mail carriage from Liverpool to London. When we remember, like some dream of our childhood, the coach that IBcd to spend twenty-four hours on the way —the jolts that every minute shook the aching bones of the pissengtrs-rousitig from the snatch of sleep (if sleep it could he called) that seemed almost to make longer the tedious hours of the night—the constantly recurring memento, "change coachman, sir," that assailed you at every stage—the door of the coach held open to admit the cold blast, while, at the same time, each passenger slowly unloosed his complicated muffling to reach the silver piece deposited in the inner fold of his voluiiiitious westiii(,tits -%vhen %ve remember all these as sufferings which once were to be endured to acomplish the removal of our precious selves from Dublin to London—and when we find ourselves now wheeled along just as much at our case as if we were sitting here in our editorial throne — leaving Liverpool after a breakfast made more hearty by the slight heaving of the packet in the night—and reaching Loudon in time for a dinner at a fashionable hour, with not enough of fatigue even to sharpen the appetite- we are almost led to believe that we have lived through centuries instead of years, or that some mighty magician has been upon the earth, and made the changes of years equal to those of centuries. Whenever we hear of any one complaining of the inconveniences of rail way travelling, we always wish that we had it in our power to sentence him for the rest of his days to travel by the common road.— Dublin University Magazine. THK MANCHESTER AND BIRMINGHAM RAILWAY. -,riiat portion of this line now constructing within the borough of Stockport, will contain no less than twenty six arches, twenty of which will be thrown over streets, public highways, or viaducts. Slockport Advertiser. Alit PINNFLL, of the Abbey Mills, Malmesbury, commenced haymaking on tilt, I Itil ult. On the fol- lowing day, during the time the haymakers were at work, they were driven away by a heavy snow-storm, thus exhibiting the curious phenomenon of a fall of snow during the hay harvest, and in the middle of May.-Bath Gazette. .#.##,1' PENILLION I'R. GWLADGARWR ENWOG R. H. JENKINS, YSVVAIN, 0 LANHARAN. Holl feirddion goleuben o awydd ac awen, 'Nawr cenwch i'r addien a'r cymen wrcall, Sy'n ben ar wlad Forgan, y'mhalas Llanharran, Mae'n gwneuthur ei diigfan, gwr bitan diball Mae'n caru ei itvm'dogion, a llanw on hanghenion, Yn dda ei ddihenion mor ilirion bob dytld. Boed iddo bob llwyddiant 'nol myn'd i ogoniant, Gan feirddion ei gofiant, yn fwyniant afyttd, Mae pawb o'i ddeiliadon vn gwaeddi o u calon, 0 daiio'n was ffyddlon 'rwy'n foddlon i fod I hwn yinostjngw'n heb golh d os gallwn, Ac hyrhwydd y carwn ni glymwn ei glod. Amdditfyn tylodion yw hwriad ei galon, A thyma 'i arferion dybenion diball, I dreiswyr dideimlad rhydd hwn ymadawiad, Mor llvm yw ellygad iiiaeii gwel (I en gwall; Hen hil Pantynawal mawr achau moruchcl, Ai hawydd mor hywel am gvnaly gwan, 'Does neb oad Duw tirion all lanw V colb'dion, Sy' o'i hol i dylodion rhai mwynion pub man, l,lac'n gwario ei feddiant yn N gymru ddiffuant, Gan gym'ryd ei mhwyniant er llcsiant a llwydd, Ni welwn fod llawer yn treilio eu hamser, A'u llygaid yn Lloegr ocr hyder mor rhwydd. Mae'n deillio o hil Iestyn,yn Gymro goleuwyn. Yn maddau i bob gelyn yr hoyw-ddyn hardd Coedwigoedd mawr gwyrddion, a welir nior hylon, Oddiatnirylch ty'r gwron, war union a'r ardd Map ganddo gyflawnder o drysor yw amscr, 'Does gofid yw gyfer yn llawer felllcn, Cael profi 'i iawn pridwerth .Ill talu ci ardreth, A gras iddo'n ddifeth "na bob peth ar ben Y tfridd* a'rpysglynoedd mewn gallna mwyn gelloedd; Y beirddion a'i gwelodd fe denodd yn dan Boed hwn yn ei annedd, wr hyfwyn mor rhyfedd; Medd Dewi heb un diwedd gan mlynedd y 'nlan. Llanharran. DEWI HARAin. « The Prtik- TO THE EDITOR OF THIS GAZETTE & GUARDIAN SIR, I should feel much obliged to be informed by solne of your nuint-rous readers, whether the following experiment has been tried in that fatal disorder hydro- phobia; and what, if tried, were the results. The painful Interest excited by that unmanageable disease will, I trust, render apology needless lor ob- truding the subject in your columns, even though the present enquiry tend to no further use than that of giving rise to new reflections or remarks on this distressing malady. It bavin* been often observed that, in attacks of ra- bies,the blood becomesdeprivea of its usual proportion of serum, being almost in a state of coagulum from the extreme difficulty of swallowing liquid, inclines one to the inference that death is accelerated, if not induced, by the absence of serum in the circulation. Now, what I wish to enquire is the possibility and usefulness of supplying the system witi wa otlir-r dittients by means of the. stomach pumy; and liotrecollecting that the experiment has been followed up, I am desirous to learn what in such case may liave been the results. The experiments of Mons. Majemlie alld others, on the transfusion of warm water into the veins ev lIIee the good, if transient effects of such practice, and I z" 11 cannot but conclude that the stomach itself bi m„ s p^ plied with liquid, assimilation would be more lli r t tj than through the veins and thus some of the '0,K ful sufferings might be still more mitigated u no subdued. In every inflammatory disorder diluents are in t- cated and symptoms much relieved by their use, an surely this must be allowed to be highly inflammatory. I am fully aware that the stoma li may be averse to retain liquid from its extreme sensitiveness, but this might be diminished by ratlually accustoming it to et.us the presence of fluid in small quantities. At all events it appears reasonable to expect advantage from a treatment which, in other inflammatory affec- tions is found universally useful. And what I wish to propose is this conjunction of diluents with other means, such as bleeding, mercury, and the warm bath, (and, indeed, the latter may be serviceable in some measure from its promoting absorption of water) I am in hopes to be apprised by some one more ac- quainted with the subject, whether the notion ex- pressed above has been tried, and the effect. I am vour very obedient servant, J. M. S. The Lord Chief Justice of her Majesty's Court of Common Pleas, has recently appointed B. Jones Esq., Llanellv, a Commissioner lor taking the acknowledge- ment of deeds to he executed by iliitri,ie(i wolll(!Il within this county and the Statute for abolishing fines and recoveries. The Rev. James Thomas, Vicar of St. Mary, Haver- fordwest, from his advanced age and coiisequeii infirmity, has appointed his youngest son, the Iev. Fral/cis Thomas, the Curate of that living. he appointment cannot faj I to gain universal approbation, -Carniarthen Journal. JIIER TEI Y R. A PETITION has been numerously signed this week, bv inhabitants of this town, against the Ministerial pian of National Education. Nln' FURVACE.—On Thursday last the founda- tion stone of a new furnace was laid at the Plymouth Iron Works, near this town, the property of R. and A. Hill, Esquires, The new furnace is to be built on the same scalc as the other three at Uyffrvn, which are considered the largest iu the world. Weare gi ven to understand that further important additions to the above works are in contemplation- MUSICAL ENTEKTAINMENT.—■On Tuesday evening the musical entertainment of Mr Montague was very respectably attended, and all seemed much delighted with his performance. INIR inl.'s iiiiit;itioi)s of certain instruments were very striking, especially 'hat of the double bass. Nothing can exceed the distinct- ness of the air and accompaniment when he produces both, simultaneously, from his own voice; we have heard hi m produce the air and bass of the Old Hundredth," with a precision of tone that could not be more perfectly given by two vocalists. In this department we consider Mr M. a musical plle- nomenon, and it is but justice to add, that such solits as suit his folsetto range of voice, as The Bloom is on the Rye," Violets" Time, Time, Time" and most li"ht love pieces, when sung by him cannot well fail to iiielt and soothe his auditory, be they ever so callous to the charms of music. A CHILD ATTACKED BY A RAT.-Early on Friday morniug, the 24th ult., the infant child of Mr James Evans," tailor, of Bridge-street, in this town was attacked by an enormous rat. The ehild was in its mother's arms, in bed and becoming very restless, site awoke and was about to give it suck, when she found, to her inconcei vallie alarm, that the bed-clothes were covered with blood. She instantly arose, and a light being procured, a wound was discovered be- tween the third and fourth fingers of thechi!d s riglit baud Tile parents, after altempting" iu vaiu to stop the hemorrhage, sent for a surgeon who immediately succeeded and we are happy in being able to state that thechild is now rapidly recovering. The following night Mrs Evans watched near the bedside, and when the blood-thirsty animal, about the some hour, made its appearance, she speedily revenged the outrago by putting an end to its existcuce. CYMMREtGYDUION YR ALVRCH. The following are the remaining parallel passages cited by AB IOLO, in the masterly address bo delivered at the anniversary of the above Society last weeK "The next parallel instances that I shall adduce are from Shakespeare, who died in H3K>. and from Dafydd :>p Gwilym, who died about lo7o. From Romeo and Juliet. Juliet.—Wilt thou be gone ? it is not near day It was the nightingale, and not the lark, That pierced the frightful hollow of thine car. Romeo.—It was the lavk, the herald of the No nightingale.—Look, love, what enviou Do lace the severing clouds, in yondei eas Niiht's candles are burnt )Ut, and jocund day Stands tiptoe on the misty mountain tops. Juliet.-Yoii light is not daylight; I know it well; It is some meteor that the sun exhales. Romeo,-Let me he taken, let me be put to death; I am content, if then wilt have it so- I'll say yon grey is not the inornitig eye, 'Tis but the pale reflex of Cynth'a » > What says my love ? let's talk it is not day. Juliet.-It is, it is, hie hence away, begone! It is the lark that sings so oat of Oh now begone, more light and lig, 8 r r, „:i„in who wrote at least Hear now Dafydd apGw. y.n, of Avo„. The •iOO years betore the mtg > y Ba fi^ following extracts are taken d 'botll of dialogues ot a correspondent C MMC them so amply supply near y all the peare's masterly colloquy,th, tone" t.h;ifc he had seen a translate B-ird's similar compositions. (See pp- 5 -199, 101, of Dafydd ap Gw.lym's printed poems.) lucliel y burn yu oebi, Echnos, na bae hirnos hi; Echnos, dyn goleudlos gwyl Wythnos ym t'unnos f'anwyl, A byrnos. Neithitfr y bum mown uthr bwyll, Nwyf gain, gyda nef ganwyll}# Pan oedd ffyrfaf fy ngafael, # » » Mawr oedd ym y wawr ddydd. Dywedai'r ferch nid dedwydd, I)e czt o ddyn, fel daccw d(lyd(l' Oyfod." F'enaid cyfod i fynn, A chel os myn hyn yn hu." Deeply did I lament The night before last, that it was not a long night; That night my fair form'd, bashful, radiant dear, Eight nights (in duration) appeared but as one night. And a short night. Last niilit I was in the enhanced intellect Of beautiful ardour, before a luminary of Ifeaven And when I with the greatest fervency prest her hand, • # » Astonishing to me was the dawn of day. The nymph said, unfelicitously, Fairest maid Heboid the day Arise." My soul arise And hide thyself, if thou would'st escape promptly." Dafudd.—Lleuad a roes I)uw Uywydd, A ser yn ei chylch y sydd j » Honno y sydd ddydd o dyb. At- ogil heno ogawn Diw edd lloer, fal y dydd llawn. It is only the moon, that the all-ruling God gave, And the stars around her. It is she that imparts day to the imagination, In receding, we find her to-night, Before moonset. like broad day. "'lol'fUdd.-Da'r hunwn pe gwir hynny,— Paham y can y fran fry. Sweetly would I sleep were that true But why does the crow siag above ? ,Oafydd,-Pi-yfc,,(i v syci(i yn profi. i,itid(li'a,v ei li*u" ',I'i Ila,ld Ili. It is because reptiles bre.«k her rest, And torment her. Morfudd.—Paid a'th csgusawd wawdwas, J 0 Cyfod, rliaa tyst yn ddistaw, Ac agor y dvomddor draw, Brasgama di yn ddioed, Hhydaer y cwn, rhed i'r COe(J Avaunt! thy soft excuses, son of eulogy j # Arise gently, to avoid witnesses, Open von heavy door Bespeed thee quickh long strides Fierce are the dogs, Hee to the wood. Dafydd.—Och! nid yw bell y Belli, A chynt wyf finnau na chi. Well a-day the copse is not far; And I am fleeter than a greyhound. Morfudd-—Dywed ti fardd diwyd da, Er da imi <> dei vma • Tell me, kind active bard. For my good, wilt thou return here, Dafydd.—Deuaf,—myfi yw d'eos. I will come, for I am thy nightingale. The other poem goes on thus D;ivid says, S.miais yn gall, deall dig, Am y <lynd.—ammod euddig Yno dywod liw od lio., I spoke wisely, being aware, of anger, Of day and the engagement of the jealous Then said the hue of snow, I F' enaid aur, fwyn od eirian. Clywir cyn dydd cethlydd cog, Croywgan y gwiwlan geiliog. My golden soul, gentle, brigh" visage, The song of the cuckoo is heard before day. And the clear strains of the elegant day-cock. Dafydd.-Beth o daw cyn trpiaw dawn, l'w dy euddig wr diddawn 7 What if the jealous man should return, To his house before we pledge our vows ? Morfudd.—Dafydd son am ddaioni, O sowaeth, drwg yw d obaitti ui. Oh David do thou speak but of k|?dne,S8' Alas! unpropitious are thy anticipai»°"s Dafvdd.—Gwcn euraid, liw gwawn oror, vajyaa. g ^{ ddydd tfwy y ddor, My rarliant Venus. effulgence of tb.e !lowery glad(\, I see day peering tliroti, h the crevice of the door. Morfudd.—LIeuad newydd sydd, a ser A'u pelydr drwy bob piler* It is only the new-moon, and the stllr That send their beams through each pillar. Dafydd.-Nage, ^gfen'ha,y9b^n"Sydd J Yn wir Dduw, inae 11 awi o No, my Venus,-it is the resplendent sun, Heaven's truth! it is a full hour of day. ,J,forfudd.-Od wyd anwadal dy daith, Dewis aniinoci-dos y inaith! Well if thou art unsteady in thy way, Take thy choice i-hie thee hence. lIvdd ,y i <T ) O'm blaen, o'm bol, frol i ffoes And day Before We,-behiad me, ah 1, fool, I fled. Sir W.Scott says of Elleu Douglas, (his Camilla:)— E'cn-the slight harebell rais'd its head, Elastic, from her airy tread. And thus said a Welsh bard (wljdso name I cannot now recall) some centuries before: — 'E gerdd Gwen uwch gardd gawnwellt; Ac o'i gwaith ni phlyg y gwellt. Ventis will walk over a garden of tender shoots, And under her tread the blades will not bend. I shall conclude my present parallel cases with the following extracts of coincident thoughts from MILTOV and SIANCVN of Defynog, Breckuocksliiie. Milton, in his magnificent address to Lig-ht, having "escaped the Stygian pool," proceeds tllllS:- Thee I revisit safe, And feel thy sovran vital lamp but thou Revisit'st not these eyes, that roll in vain, To find thy piercing ray, So thick a drop serene hath quenclfd their orbs. Yet not the more. Cease I to wander, where the Muses haunt Clear spring, or shady grove, or suimv hill, But chief Thee, Sion, and the dowry brooks beneath. That wash thy haHow'd feet, and warbling flow, Nightly I visit: Thus with the year Seasons return, but not to me returns Day, or the sweet approach of ev'n or morn. # » But cloud instead, and ever-during dark Surrounds me, from the cheerful ways of men Cut off. So much the rather thou, celestial Light, Shihc inward, and the mind through all her powers Irradiate. That I may see and tell Of things invisible to mortal sight. SIANCVN of Dyfvnog has a Poem of similar senti- ments, addressed by him (long before Milton was born), to his Bardic Preceptor, Thomas Llywelyn of Rhugos, to condole with him on his blindness, in ex- treme age. The following are extracts but a hasty translation' into prose order cannot do justice to the original poem. Tomas dydd da it ytna • Tomas am urddas mawrddawn trwy naturiol dduwiol ddawn dawn duw gwynn, y sulgwyn sydd dylif aur dy laverydd da fy o wres mynwcs mawl dy ddaioni diddanawl dysg a dawn lawn olauni da. vy rain yn darwain di 0 dyg orchest yn dy garchar drwy arnynedd a g wedd gwar duw &r .vynawdd caoawdd y cylch dylogon di olaugylch ag nid wyd prolfwyd praffwyn archwr doeth yngharchav dyn goddef i r tad llawnrad llu gur chworwedd dy garcharu nid o var yth garcharwyd oddva duw yn aeddf,d wyd # # od wyt ddall o r tu allan 0 i'r cortf ryvedd gw.acle.dd gwatin dawn teg a sy n denaid ti dethol iawn doeth olauni a golygon hoewon h vyi aurddawn dusg ar dduw n disgwyl bydd lawen bydd olauwych bydd war a hefyd bydd wych Angel sydd eglurwydd glain enaid eurllwyth yn darllain- aed denaid yn gwit yno a bardd i r arglwydd y bo Thomas, hail 1 to thee here. < < Thomas, distinguished for the dignity of exalted endow- ments, Thro' the exertion of natural and sacred -,enitts;- 'It < The grace of the blessed (immaculate) God, at the Pentecost, Pours forth, in golden gushes, from thy lips. » • Most beneficent, from the fervour of a thanksgiving breast. Thy cheering goodness! Learning and Genius in replete effulgence, 0 most bountiful were they in guiding they steps. Do thou triumph in thy incarceration, Through patience and a benign aspect. It is God, in his providence, that has closed the circles Of thy visual orbs to surrounding radiance; For thou art not, thou prophet of blessed energy, And wise propitiator, in the durance of man. Suffer thou the Father of unbounded mercies, Though severe the visitation, to imprison thee.— It is not in wrath that thou art confined, For thou art ripe for the sanctuary of God. Although thou art externally blind, As regards the wonderful body, of weak energies, High are tha endowments that pervade thy soul COllstituting the Light of exalte! Wisdom-, A mental vision of active powers, That, in soul ennobling energies, look up to God. Be thou ioyous; be thou in refulgent ardour. Be serene, but also of heroic mind. An angel, a gem of bright lore, A soul of supernal descent, reads to thee. May thy soul ascend, quick as thought, there To be the hard of the Lord. My Welsh quotations arc mostly from ancient MSS., devoid of punctuation; and, with but rare exceptions, of capitals, also, and marks of contraction. Thus have I, Sir, confronted the mental powers of our Welsh Bards, with those of far more recent Poets of Saxon descent. 'lave not, to shield the defects of our British Authors, put them in contact with English and Scotch writers of mere mediocrity | ji;iVt, selected as their worthy competitors; author's of the brighest genius; and if our antiont Britons have, with their characteristic ardour. niaiutainetJ tueir posi- tions uncoiicjnered; il t hose literati of ,lSjes long gone bv whose writings have so frequently fallen on evil tongues," have not been vanquished iu the concussion, do they not merit the smileS of the ladies fair here kindly present to hear the voices of other d ty-s? My motive, Sir, in presenting on this occasion the coincident cases just addu ed to the attention of this meeting, is, to promote, as far as I may, the very laudable and truly patriotic exertions of the Welsh MSS. Society. Mr Williams s excellent address was listened to with unwearied attention and interest, and frequently elicited must enthusiastic cheering. EHRATA.—I" stating the opinion of tbe Juclo-e in last week's Guardian i especting thc essay on subject No. 3, we should have made it to appear more clearly that he declined awarding the prize to Ap Rhys ap Thomas. These were his own explicit words- Ac felly barnaf nad ydy w y traethawd hwn yn deilwng o'r gwobr.' For subject No. 10, on which N'lr Williams of the Swan was the successful competitor, there was a medal, value X2 2s., in addition to the premium of £3 3s.


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